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The new 526-acre national cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida will serve veterans' needs for more than 100 years. The cemetery is located north of the Jacksonville International Airport and approximately five miles from Interstate 295. In August 2007, VA awarded a design contract to England, Thims & Miller of Jacksonville.What is the oldest cemetery in Jacksonville?
Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest fully operating cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. The first burial took place in 1881. The Evergreen Association was organized in 1910 as a non-profit corporation and purchased Evergreen from a privately owned corporation.Where is the National Cemetery in Florida?
Jacksonville National Cemetery is the seventh national cemetery in Florida and the 128th in the national cemetery system. The City of Jacksonville was founded in 1821 on the St. Johns River, in northern Florida.What was Jacksonville Florida known for in the past?
The City of Jacksonville was founded in 1821 on the St. Johns River, in northern Florida. The city was named after General Andrew Jackson, hero of the War of 1812, military governor of the Florida Territory, and future president of the United States (1829-1837). Agriculture dominated the Florida Territory’s early economy.